Office of Student Life

Student Health Services

PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormone problem that occurs in 5 - 10% of women.

Symptoms

  • Irregular periods
  • Extra hair on face and body
  • Weight gain
  • Difficulty getting pregnant
  • Diabetes, heart disease and cancer of the uterus

 Prevention and Treatment

  • Diagnosis of PCOS requires a physical exam and blood tests which can be done at the Student Life Student Health Services
  • Regular exercise and healthy eating can control the symptoms of PCOS
  • Medications can treat hormone imbalances and regulate periods
  • For additional information about PCOS, visit womenshealth.govyoungwomenshealth.org
  • Nutrition counseling available at SLSHS 614-292-4321